Information for Sellers
We aim to give an opportunity to local makers to come together to sell their products. Our purpose is to support and provide local artists, craft makers, bakers and growers with a centre for them to showcase and sell home made goods within the Ivybridge locality.
Our intention is not only to provide an Artisan Market. We are looking to develop a community of home producers who can share skills and experiences and to create a friendly, accessible and pleasing space where everyone can feel welcome. Providing links between all members of the community.
We aim to sell arts and crafts, home baked food, home grown flowers and plants.
Anyone interested in becoming a seller is asked to submit photos of what they produce in order to assess whether items are suitable.
We are looking for committed and enthusiastic members who will get involved with meetings, social events and regular markets at the Watermark.
Guidelines for the community market
- All produce must be 70% homemade.
- All stallholders must have Public Liability and Product insurance; the manager of the Watermark will need a copy of this before you will be able to sell your products. (Plant sellers need only have Public Liability insurance)
- If you sell food items you must have a level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene certificate as well as proof that your premises are registered with environmental health.
- The market will run on the 1st and 3rd Saturday from February to December during 2019, in The Watermark’s main hall upstairs or if unavailable the Henlake Suite or main library.
- Your table should be set up ready for opening by 9.30 am
- You must not clear away before the official closing time, this will be indicated by the hall door being closed.
- Each table should be covered with a white sheet so that nothing can be seen under the table. You may use any coloured material on top of the white sheet.
- Each stallholder is responsible for his or her own table and float.
- Stallholders should clear away all rubbish and return the table to the storage area.
- Tables must be booked and paid for in advance, we will need at least three days notice prior to the market. You can book by e mail, firstname.lastname@example.org
Trading times of the market are for 2019
Saturdays – 09.30 – 13.00.
- We must be out by 1.30pm as the venue closes completely at that time.
The market will be advertised online, in local magazine, leaflets or flyers. We ask that traders advertise wherever and whenever they can in their local area.
We ask that even if sold out, sellers remain at the market until closing time as it affects the look of the market overall and empty stalls are discourteous to late visitors
Sellers agree that their company name, logo or photograph may be used by the organisers for promotional purposes.
Entry to the market is free for buyers.
We now have a website http://www.ivybridgeartisanmarket.co.uk/ and sellers wishing to include something about themselves, along with links to their websites, Folksy, Etsy or Facebook pages, will be asked to pay a contribution towards its annual running cost.
|Erme Court car park – in front of The Watermark||Leonards Road car park|
|– Free for 2 hours (you must obtain a free pay and display ticket for your car)
– Up to 3 hours £1.00
– Up to 5 hours £5.00
NO RETURN WITHIN 2 HOURS
(A private car park not under the jurisdiction of the Town Council)
|– Up to 1 hour 60p
– All day £2.10 (A South Hams District Council pay and display car park.)
Unloading and loading is via the main entrance. If you have a lot to unload, some of us usually park just outside the entrance to unload quickly and then move the car to park correctly. There is a lift in the building.
Tables available are 6’ x 2’6”, but sellers will need to put them up themselves and ensure that they have been correctly erected to avoid collapsing. Chairs will also be available. We would be very grateful if, after the market, you would kindly take the time to fold up your table and replace it. Our table plan ensures that sellers know where to set up, with positions rotating for each market. Please ensure that the area surrounding your table is free from any clutter that may cause trips or falls. Additional stands by arrangement.
The playing of music or the use of microphones or amplified sound is not allowed individually but we can play music on the sound system for the whole hall.
As we get a number of sellers interested in coming to just our pre-Christmas markets, it has been decided that precedence be made to regular sellers (those who have attended 10 or more markets throughout the year) and a fee of £10 per table charged for sellers wishing to only attend November/December markets.
Sellers can donate surplus or unwanted craft materials, attach a price label and place them on our Scrap& Spare Table. Any monies put into the honesty pot go towards funding such things as market advertising. The Produce Table is for sellers who may have surplus home grown items they wish to sell, such as flowers, fruit or vegetables. These items should have a price label with the sellers name or initials, so that payment can go directly to them.
£5 per table
Payment must be made in advance at time of booking where possible and no later than three days before the market. Unfortunately it is not possible to turn up on the day as sellers must pre-book and pay in advance to get a stall. In the event that a seller is unable to attend we are unable to refund the stall fee.
For your first market only you can pre pay by cheque to J Partridge, 5 Farm Close, Plympton PL74QB.
Or by cash by popping into the market before you first one. (We do not have bank account to save money)
The market is run on a ‘Mutuality Basis’ so any excess cash is used for advertising/printing and a free table for attending a given number of markets. No profit is taken by the organisers.
On occasions, and when weather permits, we are allowed to have some tables at the entrance to the Watermark.
Electric points are limited and sellers should check availability when booking. Electrical items must have a sticker stating that they have been PAT tested. Battery lighting is no problem.
There are no facilities for sellers to make refreshments. The Watermark coffee shop is located on the ground floor.
Sellers should familiarise themselves with the location of fire exits, and if the fire alarm is set off, leave the building immediately by the nearest exit.
Tables should be placed so as not to block fire exits
Environmental, Health and Safety
Sellers should have public liability and product insurance.
Food sellers are responsible for compliance with all relevant food hygiene and food safety regulations and legislation.
If you handle, store, process or sell food your premises must be registered with environmental health
NB we need printed copies of insurance, hygiene certificates and environmental health registration for our records as per regulation of the venue.
The selling of alcohol is not allowed
The labelling of products should comply with the appropriate regulations.
Sellers are requested to take any waste away with them for disposal.
Our aim is constant improvement so we welcome your feedback and value your suggestions.